crjstevens

Hey, I’m A Believer

As June mercifully comes to a close, I’ve had a lot of time to think about why things have affected me on a deeper and humbling level than normal. That’s saying a lot for someone like me who’s always had a somewhat melancholy view of the world and my life as a whole. But considering […]

Maya Angelou’s dare to dream inspired many

Maya Angelou left this life late last month, 86 years of life lived and lessons taught fulfilled enough for the original Phenomenal Woman to take her rightful rest. I can only imagine the things her eyes saw from her earliest days to when she closed her eyes for the last time in the early morning […]

Do Better.

Elliot Rodger is not an anomaly. Elliot Rodger is not a one-off. Elliot Rodger should not be dismissed in death for his cruel deeds of murdering young women and a fellow man this past weekend on the City College of Santa Barbara campus in California. While very few men have the gall and brass to […]

Crossroads Options

The feeling of being at a crossroads is certainly an interesting thing for me. I’ve had so much practice with that feeling and actual practice that it really shouldn’t surprise me when I find myself at this place. Yet I do. That being said, Wednesday night I got to hear a guest speaker at an […]

Confessions Of A Chaser

Chasing. The act of actively pursuing someone or something, almost with an obsessive fervor. The thrill is in the chase is usually a motto many people follow for whatever it is they’re after – money, goals, material possessions or even more telling, people. Chasing people takes a certain amount of effort, a whole lot of […]

Lolo and the amazing Technicolor self-awareness lesson

Lori “Lolo” Jones has made more news (at least on social media) for crass comments than her athletic prowess as a track & field hurdler-turned-Winter Olympic bobsledder in recent months. Last night took a medieval turn for Ms. Jones as she Tweeted her thoughts on rapper Drake hosting the ESPN Awards Show, The ESPYs this […]

Heroes of a different ring

  As I think about what it was like watching The Undertaker, the character, lose his first Wrestlemania match in 22 tries, I began to sympathize for Mark Calaway, the man playing the role of The Undertaker.  Calaway, who turned 49 two weeks ago Monday, looked every bit of Muhammad Ali to Brock Lesnar’s Larry […]

Pet projects and such

So where have I been? Well…busy. This job has taken up a lot of my time as well getting back into the groove of podcasting and soft-launching my automotive blog, Ridin’ and Rollin’. A lot going on and a little bit of time for it all, but I’m managing. Speaking of which, this post is […]

10 years later, College Dropout’s impact still matters

10 years ago today, Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout was officially released and it’s really safe to say there hasn’t been an album like it since – the honesty, the sound, the braggadocio coming from a guy who’s previous claim to fame was soul sample beats for Jay-Z and other artists. More than […]

2013 Letter – Power In Words

Dear Chris, We’re in the final 48 hours of 2013, so it’s time to reflect on the year that has passed. Let’s look at what you’ve accomplished, what you weren’t able to get done and let’s try to figure out a way to do those things and more in the coming year. You let up […]

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